LOSD Bond Program Update

December 2018

Active Projects

Lakeridge Junior High School Replacement

Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

Paul Eskeldson, Senior Project Manager

Kate Miller, Project Coordinator



  • The project was presented to the Development Review Commission (DRC) on December 17. The District agreed to a continuance which will be held on January 7. The DRC has requested additional information regarding the modeling used for the traffic study, as well as to determine if eight specified trees could be maintained rather than removed as currently planned
  • The building permit for the temporary gym was received on December 17
  • The temporary classrooms and restrooms were set up on the former basketball courts and connected to the utilities
  1. A generator was set up to provide temporary power necessary for the final preparations of the portables. The generator will be kept on site until PGE connects the permanent power. Permanent power may not be completed by the time the students return on January 7, but the temporary generator will be capable of serving the entire complex
  2. The main concern of the project team is getting all systems operational for occupancy inspections by the City Building Department and Fire Marshal which are planned for the first week in January
  • Bids were received for abatement of the Bryant Elementary buildings and a contract was awarded to IRS Environmental of Portland. Interior abatement will start on January 14.
  • The temporary gym materials were delivered on December 17, and erection will begin on December 26 following completion of the concrete footing. Construction will continue through the first week of January
  • Bryant Celebration Day was held on December 8 to honor the history of the Bryant Elementary School building. As estimated 300 people attended to commemorate the building that has served so many students over the years

Oak Creek Elementary School and Uplands Elementary School Renovations

Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

Paul Eskeldson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator



  • The subcontractor bids for work at Uplands put the project 22% ($1.5M) over the Design Development (DD) estimate. LOSD worked with the design team and Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) to identify scope that can be reduced to bring the costs within budget while providing a facility that is ready to host Oak Creek Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year
  1. The main opportunities for reducing costs include reducing the scope of roofing replacement, leaving the existing windows in place, deferring the repaving of the parking lot, and bringing some existing kitchen equipment from Oak Creek for the school year
  • The project team worked with District and Lake Oswego Junior High staff to relocate the after school Elementary Strings program from Uplands to Forest Hills Elementary, and to make accommodations for the Lake Oswego Junior High PE and Orchestra classes to safely continue use of the building during construction
  • Construction will begin at Uplands in January to prepare the school to accept Oak Creek students and staff. The Scope of Work includes seismic upgrades, technology upgrades, and a secure vestibule. The kitchen will also be upgraded. The Uplands project is planned to be completed during the summer of 2019. Once completed, Oak Creek will be moved to Uplands for the 2019-2020 school year
  • The abatement bid package was released to the public at the end of December and bids will be due in January. Abatement will start after selective demolition uncovers the materials requiring abatement
  • The work at Oak Creek is currently in design and the bond team continues to work with staff and stakeholders regarding design elements. A Design Development estimate was received from the CM/GC at the end of December and is in review
  • The Scope of Work at Oak Creek includes complete re-cladding of the building, window replacement, and new roofing. The project will also include a secure vestibule, a new makerspace and several interior modifications to allow for better use of space
  • The Oak Creek Project is planned to be completed in the summer of 2020 and reopened for the 2020-2021 school year

Safety and Security Improvements

Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator


Project Overview

Upgrade of safety and security features districtwide, including secure vestibules and controlled entryways, access control, security camera systems, security communications and facilities control systems, intruder locks, and improvement of exterior doors. True North Security Consultants are assisting the District with development of security plans, programs, policies, and procedures.



  • True North Consultants sent a team out for the week of November 26 to 30. The consultant team visited each District facility to assess current conditions and spoke with staff to assess operations at each location. They also conducted interviews with each member of District leadership and local first responders as part of their initial information gathering and overall assessments
  • The work of the consultants will inform projects currently in design and will help the District plan for future projects. An initial executive summary of their in-depth report will be received by December 28. The full assessment report and recommendations will be complete and delivered to the District by February 2019. The consultants will work directly with the bond team and District leadership to prioritize the list of recommendations for all safety and security improvements and upgrades

Technology Infrastructure Improvements

Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator



  • Beginning in January, the same work will continue at Lake Oswego Junior High School, Lakeridge Junior High School, Lake Oswego & Lakeridge High Schools, and Uplands Elementary. Upon completion of Phase 1 all LOSD classrooms will be served by a universal high speed wireless network
  • Phase 2 of technology infrastructure upgrades will continue across the District during the 2018-2019 school year and the summer of 2019



Phase 2 Scope of Work includes the following:


  • Upgrades to all existing network cabling to high speed CAT 6a
  • Procurement of STEM/STEAM and makerspace technology equipment
  • Procurement and installation of new emergency communications and classroom communications paging systems for District schools
  • Procurement of additional staff technology equipment

River Grove and Lake Oswego Junior High Renovations


Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator



Project Overview

Deferred maintenance renovation with architectural improvements, including safety and security, makerspace, STEM space, and seismic upgrades.


The Scope of Work at Lake Oswego Junior High includes deferred maintenance work on roofs and mechanical systems, revitalizing finishes and providing additional building security and technology infrastructure improvements. The current building entry will be reconfigured to provide a new layer of security for students and staff. A new temporary gymnasium of approximately 8,550 square feet will serve the expanded Physical Education programs. LOSD will concurrently develop multiple areas on site including: modular classrooms added north of the existing classroom wing to serve special programs, improving the softball fields, and adding a batting facility and concessions to the ball fields.


The Scope of Work at River Grove Elementary School includes revitalizing finishes, improving building security, seismic upgrades, re-roofing, deferred maintemance work, and improved program space. The current building entry will be reconfigured to provide a new layer of security for students and staff. A new modular building will be added to serve the makerspace program.


Project Activity and Scope of Work details:


  • OH Planning + Design is heading up the Design Team for both River Grove and Lake Oswego Junior High. The team has started designing and the bond team has worked with staff to form a Design Advisory Team (DAT) for each school
  • The DATs will assist the team in developing design elements associated with makerspace at River Grove and STEM space at Lake Oswego Junior High School. The DATs will also assist in providing input for other design elements that will enhance the educational experience
  • A Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Construction Manager/General Contractor firm has been posted with final selection to occur in January; construction will occur during the summer of 2019
  • The Schematic Design phase began on October 2, 2018 for each school and is now complete; the Design Development phase will be complete in December

Westridge Elementary School Renovation


Bond Team for this project includes:

Randy Miller, Executive Director

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Kate Miller, Project Coordinator



Project Overview

LOSD proposes renovations to Westridge Elementary School relating to deferred maintenance, safety, seismic, accessibility, code plumbing requirements, and educational programming. The existing 46,324 square feet, one-story elementary school has a 4,626 square feet attached covered play area. Plannning and design work will continue throughout this school year. Construction will occur during the summer of 2019.


Project Activity and Scope of Work details:


  • FFA Architecture & Design is heading the Project Design Team. The Design Development (DD) phase is complete and DD cost estimates will be received in December
  • Mortenson Construction will provide all Construction Manager/General Contractor services and began working with the Project Team in November



Exterior Deferred Maintenance:

The existing roof is nearing the end of its lifespan and many of the clerestory windows have failed. The cedar siding has curled, cracked, and fallen off in many locations.


Project Scope of Work includes:


  • Replace existing roofing
  • Remove water damaged entry canopy and replace with new canopy
  • Remove all cedar siding and replace with metal siding
  • Replace failing clerestory windows
  • Repoint and replace masonry
  • Replace classroom door/window units with storefront window systems
  • Re-topping the main parking lot paving



Interior-Exterior Maintenance and Improvements:


  • Seismic upgrades which include adding plywood to interior walls throughout the school to create shear walls that are structurally tied to the roof
  • Repair and replace components to the nearly 40-year-old mechanical equipment
  • Security upgrades which include creating a secure vestibule within the existing entry hall and providing access control and alarms at points of entry and exit


Interior Changes:


  • Replace plumbing fixtures in two restroom areas to meet accessibility requirements and a major restroom renovation in one area to meet accessibility and plumbing fixture requirements
  • Removal of the seismically unsound loft area and partial walls in the library
  • Provide small reading rooms within the library to replace the removed areas
  • Replace the library light fixtures with new LED fixtures



Makerspace:


  • Two kindergarten classrooms are being converted to create the new makerspace at Westridge with an 81 square feet addition for relocating their existing kiln near the new makerspace
  • The makerspace will be a resource room used by all students of the school, who then return to their permanent classrooms after their makerspace time
  • A proposed 1,820 square feet addition with restrooms and one new classroom will be added to offset the classroom removed to create the makerspace. It will not increase capacity at the school